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PARK TECHNICIAN I

Gunpowder Falls State Park

Recruitment #18-003103-0003

Introduction

Long-term Contractual

One (1) vacancy; full-time

Contract Period: One (1) year with the possibility of renewal

GRADE

10 

LOCATION OF POSITION

Gunpowder Falls State Park (Baltimore County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service, is currently accepting applications for a long-term contractual Park Technician I position at Gunpowder Falls State Park in Kingsville, Maryland (Baltimore County). This intermediate level position will be responsible for monitoring and maintenance of grounds, facilities and equipment at the park including day use areas, headquarters/shop complex, and bathhouse buildings. The position operates and maintains power tools and heavy equipment, oversees and performs routine grounds, facilities and equipment maintenance in this state park. The position will complete projects for maintenance, repair and improvements to park grounds and facilities, including carpentry, electrical, masonry and plumbing.

The incumbent may also lead or supervise work of seasonal employees and volunteers. While the maintenance of park buildings is the primary function of this position, the selected candidate will also assist with day-to-day park operations, including opening and closing park facilities, assisting with park visitor needs, and helping with special events as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a high school diploma or high school equivalence certificate.

Experience: One year of experience in the skilled maintenance or construction trades, e.g. electrician, plumber or experience in the maintenance of a park, forest or wildlife facility.

Notes:

1. Applicants may substitute education in the field of forestry, wildlife biology or park management at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience for up to two years.

2. Applicants may substitute experience for the required High School education at the rate of one year experience for one year of education up to a maximum of four years.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in equipment, facilities, and services classification or equipment, facilities, and services specialty codes in the equipment, facilities, and services field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The following are preferred but not required:

  • Experience multi-tasking and working independently
  • Experience in small equipment repair and basic vehicle maintenance
  • Ability to use a computer to fill out forms and utilize electronic e-mail
  • Experience leading work crews or volunteer groups in project completion
  • Some operational experience in parks in the event of emergency or facility breakdown

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Some positions in this classification are assigned duties which will require the individual to be examined by a physician. After an offer of employment, applicants for such positions will be given a medical examination to certify the ability to perform the essential job functions.

2. Upon permanent appointment the employee may be required to reside in the county, region, or park to which they are assigned.

3. Candidates appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require a valid operator license for heavy equipment, such as bulldozers, back-hoes, payloaders or tractors.

4. Persons appointed to these positions may be required to have their current private residence telephone number listed in the agency’s telephone directory or on file with Forest, Park and Wildlife Communications Center in case of emergencies.

5. The employee may be required to attend training and be certified as a water plant operator.

6. Employees in this classification may be required to lift objects weighing up to 40 pounds or more.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment, and report all experience and education related to this position. Verifiable volunteer experience will be considered; please include it on your application, if applicable. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed to the next phase of evaluation.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who works an average of at least 12 hours per week. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application to:

Department of Natural Resources
Human Resources
580 Taylor Avenue, C-3
Annapolis, MD 21401

The Human Resources Department is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to: Chuck Hecker, e-mail: charles.hecker@maryland.gov

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.